Today's illustration is from the Drabblecast story below.
@Daily Science Fiction: "A Concert of Flowers" by Kate O'Connor.
There was a soft hiss as the clear casing of the first stasis jar fell open. The slim-leafed plant anchored in its deep pot trembled as air rushed in. Its single bud exploded into bloom even before the casing had touched the table and a note, high, clear, perfectly pure rang through the dark. It brought tears to William's eyes. Almost as good as hearing it for the first time.Audio Fiction
@Classic Tales Podcast: "Playing With Fire" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read by B.J. Harrison.
"A calculated gathering of friends bears strange fruit, when dealing with the powers of the dead. And while some are there for true spiritual enlightenment, there is one adventure seeker who likes to play with fire."@Drabblecast: "Orange" by Susan Forest.
"I take time-lapse photographs of an orange. The result is always the same. First I remove the previous orange from the spike in front of the black velvet backdrop and replace it with a new orange. I set an incandescent spotlight out of frame as a light source…"@Dramapod: "Pandemic" by JF Bone.
"Generally, human beings don't do totally useless things consistently and widely. So—maybe there is something to it—"@Escape Pod: EP 314: "Movement" by Nancy Fulda, read by Marguerite Kenner.
“Would there be side effects?” My father asks. In the oppressive heat of the evening, I hear the quiet Zzzapof his shoulder laser as it targets mosquitoes. The device is not as effective as it was two years ago: the mosquitoes are getting faster.@LibriVox: "The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5" by Anonymous, translated by Richard Francis Burton, read by many readers.
"This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia"@LibriVox: "Null-ABC" by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, read by Corinna Schultz.
"There's some reaction these days that holds scientists responsible for war. Take it one step further: What happens if "book-learnin'" is held responsible ...?"@Pseudopod: "Yardwork" by Bruce Blake, read by Brian Rollins.
“Tim made a special trip to buy the shovel he used to bury the nameless man. It was easy: a lady in a blue vest helped him without a second thought. A fifteen-year-old buying a spade doesn’t raise concern; it’s not like purchasing a gun or machete, though a shovel could be as deadly. The shovel didn’t kill the man, Tim used it to bury the bits and pieces.